First word of title in woodcut cartouche. Printer's device on t.p. (Pegasus). Woodcut ill., many full page. Those on G4v-G7v are from blocks designed for Giorgio de' Rusconi's 1520 Venice ed. of Johann Host von Romberch's Congestorium artificiose memorie, which is the basis for this Dialogo. The blocks came to the Sessa press for a 1533 ed. of the Congestorium; see Mortimer. One historiated and one foliated initial
Mortimer, R. Italian 16th-cent.
Binding: limp vellum
Centered on front pastedown is bookplate of Olin Lane Merriam
, 119,  leaves : 16 cm (8vo)
Based on Johann Romberch, von Horst's Congestorium artificiose memorie
Imprint from colophon
Erratum on colophon page
Signatures: *⁴ A-P⁸
Title page has first word of title in woodcut cartouche, and title vignette of Pegasus, the Sessa printer's device; one historiated and one foliated initial. Signature register on Colophon
Woodcut illustrations, many full page; including a woodcut of a book shop and the impedimenta of a library (opposite leaf 34 and on leaf 35.) Those on pages leaves G4r-G7v are from blocks designed for Johann Host von Romberch's Congestorium artificiose memorie, printed by Giorgio de' Ruscioni in 1520
Includes bibliographical references (Adams D732)
No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found. No chapters found in original. Irregular pagination.
Sessa, Melchiorre, active 1546-1600, printer, publisher; Sessa, Giovanni Battista, active 1546-1602, printer, publisher; Romberch, Johann Horst von, active 1505-1532. Congestorium artificiose memorie; Giovanni Battista Sessa & fratelli, publisher, printer